Itadakimasu in Mizu at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
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Want an authentic Japanese experience at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino? Read on.
The King of Sinulog and other Cebu bloggers are off to taste the best of Mizu located along the hotel’s lobby level Gourmet Walk. By the way, Mizu is a Japanese word which means water, an element essential to life. Join our culinary journey as Chef Ken Imamura takes us to his hometown in Fukuoka, Japan.
A fusion of the old and new Japanese design splashed with earth colors which transports you to a Zen-like place, the playful expression of lines, blocks and patterns along with sophisticated fixtures truly captured my eye. With a seating capacity of 108 persons, Mizu is perfectly suited for business, friends and family gatherings.
Authentic Japanese cuisine prepared with careful thought and expertise by Japanese chef Ken Imamura and served in diverse tableware with main ingredients imported from Japan.
For our appetizers, we had the Kani Salad at PHP180 (crabstick, cucumber, lettuce and fish roe in Japanese dressing). This dish’s texture and creaminess blew me away. Despite having tasted this dish for the first time, it really put a smile on my face.
For our sushi and sashimi, we had the California Maki at PHP195 (mango, cucumber and kani stick coated with ebiko) which is everybody’s favorite and the Sake Sashimi at PHP250, raw salmon that you need to dip in its special sauce to truly appreciate its flavor.
For our noodle soup, we had the Ebi Tempura Shoyu Ramen at PHP437. Look how aesthetically pleasing this dish is especially the meat slices which are very juicy and tempting. Better eat this ramen upon serving to truly appreciate the complementing flavors and contrasting texture.
For our mains, we had the Grilled Chicken Teriyaki at PHP170, Beef Teppanyaki at PHP380 and Mixed Seafood Teppanyaki at PHP400. The chicken was tender and teriyaki sauce was sweet, the US beef tasted like bacon paired with the crunchy and juicy mung bean sprouts while the seafood (shrimp, salmon and squid) was cooked and seasoned just right with ample portions all splashed with Mizu’s teppanyaki sauce.
For our desserts, we had a scoop of home-made Green Tea Ice Cream at PHP85 which was not that sweet yet the subtle tea flavor was very addicting and the Tempura Ice Cream at PHP170 (deep-fried vanilla ice cream) which needs to be eaten immediately to achieve the desired salty, sweet, crispy and creamy combo.
For the drinks, I had the Red Rapture Mocktail at PHP230 with its sour and sweet taste without the alcohol content.
A typical meal for two would cost around PHP1,500. Take note that there is an additional 12% VAT charge and 10% service charge to be added to the final bill.
Since it was a weekday lunch and not jam-packed, the food preparation was very quick. The servers were also very polite and professional. We would definitely be coming back for more.
Overall, if you’re looking to satisfy your Japanese Cuisine cravings, then Itadakimasu in Mizu is perfect for you.
Mizu is located at the Lobby Level Gourmet Walk of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino along Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines. They are open daily for lunch (11:00AM – 2:30PM) and dinner (6:00PM – 10:30PM). For reservations, call (032) 232 6888. For more information, you may check Mizu’s official Facebook page or their website.